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Tampa Bay cold front Saturday will bring brief relief from the heat

The coolest temperatures will be felt Monday morning.
A cold front will move into the Tampa Bay Area Saturday night, bringing temperatures in the high 60s for some residents Sunday morning.
A cold front will move into the Tampa Bay Area Saturday night, bringing temperatures in the high 60s for some residents Sunday morning. [ National Weather Service ]
Published Oct. 16

A cold front is arriving to the Tampa Bay area tonight, bringing some brief relief from the current heat.

The front will stick around for a couple of days, said meteorologist Jennifer Hubbard, from the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

Hubbard said you can expect temperatures to drop to the upper 60s away from the coast, and the lower 70s near the coast. Sunday’s high will be in the mid 80s.

Monday morning is when the area will see its coolest temperatures, Hubbard said, with lows around 60 inland and in the mid 60s near the coast.

The front will mostly usher in dry conditions, though areas along the coast can expect a few showers Saturday night.

Tuesday morning will bring a return of higher temperatures to the area, continuing into next weekend.

Fox 13 Chief Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto tweeted Saturday that the cold front tonight will bring an end to the region’s 152-day streak of temperatures above 70 degrees.

The cold front is right on time. Hubbard said the slight cool down is average for this time of year.